Energy-efficient new homes in Ledbury will be unveiled this weekend - with the first viewings of the show homes.

Bovis Homes' Hopfields development, which consists of 140 sustainable houses and bungalows, is set to officially open to the public.

The new community, located around a mile south from the town centre off Leadon Way, boasts views of the Malvern Hills.

Each home will be equipped with solar panels and electric vehicle charging points.

There will also be cycle storage facilities to encourage greener modes of transport.

Many of the properties are expected to achieve an A-grade EPC rating, demonstrating their superior energy efficiency.

The development site will also have walkways that connect it with the town.

An ecological area, featuring woodland, a meadow and a picnic area, is being developed to encourage wildlife.

Bird and bat boxes, hedgehog highways, and other fauna-friendly features will be scattered throughout the site.

There are also plans for two children's play areas - one on the new village green and another within the ecological area.

Furthermore, £1.3 million has been pledged towards initiatives, including improvements to transport and medical facilities, as well as contributions to education, sports, leisure, libraries, and recycling.

Hayley Ody, regional sales and marketing director for Bovis Homes, offered her viewpoints on the project.

She said: "Hopfields will deliver a range of energy-efficient houses and bungalows to Ledbury, helping to meet the needs of local homebuyers while also contributing to the wider effort to reduce carbon emissions."

She also spoke about the location and biodiversity strategy: "The development will establish a sustainable community in a prime location within walking distance of Ledbury town centre and offering magnificent views of the Malvern Hills.

"Great care has been taken to ensure this new neighbourhood complements its attractive surroundings."

Of the 140 homes, 84 will be for private sale, including a variety of two and three-bedroom bungalows, and two, three and four-bedroom houses.

The remaining 56 homes will be designated as affordable housing.

Interested parties can attend the show homes launch at Hopfields on Saturday, June 29.

For more details, visit the Bovis Homes website.